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John Connally

AKA John Bowden Connally, Jr.

Born: 27-Feb-1917
Birthplace: Floresville, TX
Died: 15-Jun-1993
Location of death: Houston, TX [1]
Cause of death: Respiratory failure
Remains: Buried, Texas State Cemetery, Austin, TX

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican [2]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Texas, 1963-69

Military service: US Navy (WWII)

Wounded during the assassination of John F. Kennedy, 22 November 1963. Attorney for Sid Richardson during the 1950s.


[1] Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX.

[2] Connally was a Democrat while Governor of Texas, but became a Republican in 1973.

Father: John Bowden Connally, Sr.
Mother: Lela Wright
Brother: Merrill Connally (b. 9-Apr-1921, d. 4-Sep-2001 lung cancer)
Wife: Idanell Brill ("Nellie", m. 21-Dec-1940, until his death, d. 2-Sep-2006, four children)
Daughter: Kathleen (eloped 1958 at age 16, d. 1958, self-inflicted gunshot wound)
Son: John B. Connally III (b. 7-Jun-1946)
Daughter: Sharon Connally Ammann (b. 17-Nov-1949)
Son: Mark M. Connally (b. 21-Jul-1952)

    Law School: LLB, University of Texas at Austin (1941)

    Vinson & Elkins Senior Partner (1973)
    Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (1972-74)
    US Secretary of the Treasury (1971-72)
    Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (1970-71)
    Governor of Texas (1963-69)
    US Secretary of the Navy (1961-62)
    Member of the Board of Pan-Am
    Member of the Board of Greyhound
    Member of the Board of Ford Motors
    Alfalfa Club 1971
    American Bar Association
    District of Columbia Bar
    State Bar of Texas
    Bronze Star
    Legion of Merit
    Bribery indicted 19-Jun-1974, trial 1976, acquitted
    Conspiracy indicted 19-Jun-1974, trial 1976, acquitted
    Shot Dallas, TX (22-Nov-1963)
    Warren Commission Witness
    Bankruptcy 1987

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Zapruder Film (1963) · Himself


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